As I've written recently, I've been struggling for some time with a lack of motivation to keep blogging.
Just over three years ago, I was stuck in a mindless, dead-end job, so I started WoolGatherer as a creative outlet for sharpening my writing chops and regularly dumping the contents of my head.
Now that I've got an engaging but mentally draining job writing web content, at the end of the day, I just don't feel like coming home to do more blogging.
As much I appreciate the kind and witty comments my readers leave, keeping WoolGatherer going has become a chore--"Oh man, what will I write about today?"--and a source of guilt. Any writer knows the feeling that "I should be writing and I'm not."
Huh, that's sort of what it felt like when I was working on my dissertation, and we know how that turned out.
What to do?
I've seriously considered just pulling the plug, but after three years, WoolGatherer is an important part of my life, and it's also a fairly impressive archive of my thoughts and silly musings.
So I'm sticking around.
I'm sticking around because I realize that I still want a place to post pictures from my travels, show off my latest knitting triumphs, jot down my thoughts about books or films I've enjoyed, and connect with other bloggers and the readers who drop in to check me out. WoolGatherer has brought me new friends all over the country, and I hope to continue meeting cool people like Jimbo, Jesse, Mel, to name just a few.
I've decided to strike a compromise. I'll only post if I feel like it.
That might mean weeks go by between posts. Or maybe I'll post three days in a row. We'll just have to see.
(Now, brace yourself...)
The boys and I had a good run, but we've reached the end of the road.
Finally, even though I'll be spending less time hanging around WoolGatherer, I'm very active on Facebook (Sean Dilley) and Twitter (SeanWG). Feel free to Friend or follow. I'll be quick to reply.
Thanks for reading all this time, but keep an eye on your RSS feed. I can't stay quiet too long.